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News From Our Property Appraiser

Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar has some important information in his latest newsletter for veterans.  Veterans receiving the full exemption for service-connected total and permanent disability may be eligible for a refund.  A recent change in Florida law allows for certain disabled veterans to receive a property tax refund. While the refund requirements are very specific, some property owners receiving the Full Veteran’s Exemption for Total and Permanent Service-Connected Disability may be eligible for a refund on their new homesteaded property’s taxes.

2021 Property Exemptions – It Is Not Too Late to Apply.  While the timely deadline to apply for any 2021 exemption was March 1, applicants can late file until September 20, 2021. If you both owned and made the property your permanent residence as of January 1, 2021, you can still apply for 2021 Homestead Exemption and any other exemptions.

The absolute deadline for applying for any 2021 exemption is September 20, 2021.

Click here to read the latest newsletter. 

 

 


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Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis June Newsletter

Vice Mayor Moraitis shares with us information about hurricane season, Bayview Drive Complete Streets Project and the Beach Boys will be in Fort Lauderdale for the July 4th celebration.

There are two important hurricane sites in the newsletter that everyone should review.  She asks each of us to please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/alertftl to sign up to receive emergency alerts from the city and check the city’s website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/hurricane for more preparation tips and additional ways to stay in touch.

Click here to read the June newsletter.


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June 1 – First Day of Hurricane Season For The Galt

June 1 is the official first day of the new hurricane season for 2021.  You have 6 days left to do your hurricane shopping without a sales tax on certain items (until June 6).

Good News and Bad News:  NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020. Based on the latest update, an average hurricane season produces 14 named storms, of which 7 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes. Last year’s record-breaking season serves as a reminder to all residents in coastal regions or areas prone to inland flooding from rainfall to be prepared for the 2021 hurricane season.

A few resources for the hurricane season are as follows.

broward.org/hurricane – resources for residents including evacuation and shelter information

Broward evacuation routes – for evacuations

Broward Hurricane preparedness guide – including shelter information

fema.gov – information about disaster relief

Florida FEMA – state information

Evacuation zones across Florida

National hurricane tracker – great mobile app to track the hurricanes

FEMA Mobile app and text messages

Associations have hurricane preparedness plans in place. Make sure you know what to do before, during and after a hurricane.  A Hurricane Watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 48 hours. Monitor local media for hurricane progress reports. Review your evacuation plan if a mandatory evacuation is ordered for the Barrier Island. Make sure your route is accessible as some roads may be closed or blocked.

Be prepared.  Be safe. 


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Broward Commissioner Lamar Fisher’s May 2021 Newsletter

In Commissioner Fisher’s latest newsletter, he updates us about the COVID, mitigating the effects of climate change, and bringing back coastal rail service for commuters – especially in Broward County.  Because Hurricane season begins June 1, Commissioner Fisher provides some helpful information important to all residents.  Lastly, he talking about the importance of the airport and Port Everglades to our economy and economic development.  The cruise ship industry is a major contributor to our convention and visitors’ tourism.  We may even be getting Disney Cruise Lines in our port.

Click here to read the full newsletter from Commissioner Lamar Fisher.


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Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis Shares Insights About Our City In Her Latest Newsletter

Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis, in her latest newsletter, shares some important information on the importance of getting vaccinated.  She also shares information on the Bayshore Drive Intracoastal improvements.  Lastly, she shares information about her activities in our community.  One of those was her attendance at a ceremony on May 5 to dedicate a bench on Galt Ocean Drive in honor of Pio Ieraci for his years of service, dedication and work on behalf of the Galt Mile.  See the pictures from the dedication.

Click here to read the May Newsletter.


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Where do I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations

  • As of March 29th, all individuals age 40 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • As of April 5th, all individuals age 18 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • As of May 13th, all individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

For Coronavirus information from the Florida Department of Health, call COVID-19, Call Center (available 24/7) at 1 (866) 779-6121, Email at [email protected] or Click here for What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida.

For Coronavirus information from Broward County, call 954-357-9500, Email at [email protected] or Click here for Broward County Coronavirus (Covid-19) website.

FDOH Broward: Broward County has partnered with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) to provide vaccination appointments. For more information or to view the current vaccination sites, Click Here. FDOH also has a COVID-19 Call Center that can be contacted 24/7 at 866-779-6121 or by email at [email protected]. The FDOH Broward website is http://broward.floridahealth.gov/.

State of Florida:  The State also created a website entitled MyVaccine Florida to manage online scheduling.  To pre-register online for an appointment in Broward County, Click Here.

Broward Health: The site is open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM and expects to vaccinate up to 500 eligible pre-registered patients a day. To register, Click Here.

Broward College North Campus in Coconut Creek: Vaccines will be available each day on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, Click Here.

Holy Cross Health: You can also register at the site to be notified when vaccines are available. Priority will be given to Holy Cross Medical Group patientsFor more information, Click Here

Ocean Chemist Pharmacy:  You can register to get your vaccination right on the Galt Mile at Ocean Chemist located at 3535 Galt Ocean Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 – call (954) 329-2690.  Appointments are necessary.  Click here.

Walmart and Sam’s Club Pharmacies: To register for an appointment at Walmart, Click Here. To register for an appointment at Sam’s Club (membership not required), Click HereFor a comprehensive list of participating Florida Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies, Click Here.

Publix Supermarket: For more information or to make an appointment, Click HereFor a list of participating Broward & Miami-Dade Publix pharmacies, Click Here.

Winn-Dixie Supermarket: For more information or to make an appointment, Click Here.

CVS Pharmacy: For more information or to schedule an appointment, Click Here or call 800 746-7287.

Walgreens: To schedule an appointment when venues become available in Broward, Click Here or call 1-800-WALGREENS. For more information, Click Here.

Homebound Residents: For Homebound Residents who wish to schedule a vaccination appointment in their homes, please email [email protected] or Click Here to complete an online Survey (for assistance completing the survey, call 866-779-6121).

To obtain more information about these sites and read a comprehensive overview of Broward County’s response to this epidemic, please click here to read a report prepared by Eric Berkowitz, Vice President, Galt Mile Community Association.  This document is updated frequently – so be sure to check it often.

For an expanded list of Broward vaccination venues, Click Here.

Click here to view an updated list of the executive orders and mandates from the governor, county and Fort Lauderdale.

 


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Update from County Commissioner Lamar Fisher

In his newsletter. he highpoints the fact we are reaching higher levels of our community members getting vaccinated. “This is wonderful news! I am excited and look forward to returning to in person meetings, events, and face to face interactions with my constituents.” As of April 26, 2021 approximately 1.3 million doses have been administered in Broward County.

On April 19, 2021, Broward County issued Emergency Order 21-01 which amends the Comprehensive Emergency Order to lift most capacity restrictions and sanitation requirements for outdoor activities.

Broward County continues to aid those in need through several Emergency Rent Assistance Programs.

Click here to read the April Newsletter.


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News from Our Property Appraiser – Marty Kiar

Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar’s latest newsletter contains important information for all Broward County residents about the 2021 Property Exemptions, letting us know it is not too late to apply.  He also discusses the portability savings and the fact it has been extended to three tax years. Finally, he reminds of about the special disabled veterans and military exemptions available to property owners.

Click here to read the May Newsletter.


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City Commissioner Given New Title

Our city commissioner, Heather Moraitis, has been selected by her colleagues to serve as Vice Mayor of Fort Lauderdale.  The Galt Mile Community Association congratulates her on her new title and we look forward to working with her on many issues of mutual concern to our city and neighborhood.

In her latest newsletter, Vice Mayor Moraitis states her excitement with the return of futbol – Inter Miami CF, which begins its season on April 18.  They will be playing before a live crowd – so this is your chance to attend MLS right here in our city.

Our neighborhood welcomed Patrizia’s (3300 NE 32nd Ave) which is now open in Fort Lauderdale District 1. This is their first location outside of New York and we are so proud that they chose to be a part of the Galt Ocean Mile North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes family!

The Fort Lauderdale Air Show will take place over our beaches on May 8-9, 2021.

Click here to read the full newsletter. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Owner Alert Notification Service

The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Marty Kian announced the Owner Alert – a FREE service designed to help you protect your property from scams or fraud by notifying you if a document is received by our office changing the ownership of your property. Property fraud is a very serious issue! Criminals can record fraudulent deeds transferring ownership and then try to mortgage, sell, or rent the property. Owner Alert helps stop these unlawful acts. Let’s work together to protect your home from possible fraud.

Subscribing to this service is quick and easy – simply visit the Property Appraiser’s website at web.bcpa.net/owneralert to register your property. There is no fee for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Ownership records are changed based on deeds recorded with the Broward County Records Division and then provided to our office. BCPA has no legal authority to determine whether a deed is fraudulent. Once registered, Owner Alert will notify you if there is a change of ownership to your property and provide you with important information. If you have any questions about the Owner Alert notification service, please call (954)357-5579 or email us at [email protected]